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Old 10-04-2011, 10:33 PM   #61
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Along the same lines of what ddawg said about not leaving boxes out by your trash Christmas mornin - if you have a baby/child in the house, don't put Pampers boxes or boxes from anything you've bought (stroller, car seat etc.) out by the trash.

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Old 12-11-2011, 02:26 PM   #62
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Don't know if this has been posted before, it didn't come up on "search". About 3 times a week, I get a call from "card services" They offer to lower your credit card interest. They are just after your numbers. According to authorities, no such company even exists. They are so sophisticated, they can't even be traced. They have a computer program that will make a local number show on caller ID.
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:41 PM   #63
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I get those calls every now and then. I didn't know they could make it look like it's a local call though.

The annoying call I've been getting lately says it's not a sales call. It's "a 30 second political survey." It says not to hang up and after I've taken the survey I will receive a free 7-day cruise. I don't know what it says after that because that's when I hang up.

A free cruise for 30 seconds of my time? Cool! I wonder what they'd give for 2 minutes of my time.
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My full story here and how I'm fighting back


I can't let it go. I'm so pissed still at my ignorance and stupidity.


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That's odd, this is a Scam warning thread yet you can't enter any names? Then who would you be warning people about if you can't name any names? Beware of [xxxxxx] contractor in DFW people!! That would be pretty vague.. Oh well I tried.
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We're sorry if you feel like you got "scammed" by this person.

However: http://www.diychatroom.com/f2/how-si...ct-site-37099/

This thread is basically for warning people about email scams or phone scams, not to complain about contractors.

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I get those calls every now and then. I didn't know they could make it look like it's a local call though.

The annoying call I've been getting lately says it's not a sales call. It's "a 30 second political survey." It says not to hang up and after I've taken the survey I will receive a free 7-day cruise. I don't know what it says after that because that's when I hang up.

A free cruise for 30 seconds of my time? Cool! I wonder what they'd give for 2 minutes of my time.
I got this call the other day and I listened through and spoke with an "agent" as I wanted to know how their scam worked.

Even for the unwary, there are red flags in their approach. They tell you they want to reward you for taking a short political survey (which turns out to be completely unprofessional sounding), then an agent comes on the phone and says that it is actually a promotion by a new cruise line who believes that "word of mouth" is the best way to advertise, whatever that means. So already you're left to wonder 'why exactly are they calling?'.

Next you get the spiel about the absolutely free cruise, the wonderful food, the places the boat goes, blah, blah, blah. Then you learn it is absolutely free except for the very small matter of the port tax, which is so tiny a sum, they almost forgot to mention it, yet for some reason they are not covering it with the rest of the expenses.

THen comes the pitch. The cruise giveaway is for a minimum of two people but you can ultimately bring with you as many friends and family as you like. The only requirement is that you pay the port tax upfront, $54 per person, as a way of ensuring your reservation. They would be happy to charge it to your Mastercard or Visa.

So there you have it. Buyer beware. The fact that this scam is so blatant is outrageous. As such, you can feel free to dish out any abuse you see fit. This is the way to get them to stop. You can ask them politely to take your name off the list, you can tell them you're on the 'do not call register' -- they don't care, they keep calling again and again. They have untraceable cell numbers. A few choice words, a scream into the phone, even an air-horn, let's them know it is not worth their time to call back. Remember: these are not telemarketers, (who are just honest folks, trying to do a difficult job), these are crooks who deserve your scorn and abuse.
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I get those calls every now and then. I didn't know they could make it look like it's a local call though.

The annoying call I've been getting lately says it's not a sales call. It's "a 30 second political survey." It says not to hang up and after I've taken the survey I will receive a free 7-day cruise. I don't know what it says after that because that's when I hang up.

A free cruise for 30 seconds of my time? Cool! I wonder what they'd give for 2 minutes of my time.
Windows, they must be the same scammers who are calling me.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:20 PM   #70
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That's odd, this is a Scam warning thread yet you can't enter any names? Then who would you be warning people about if you can't name any names? Beware of [xxxxxx] contractor in DFW people!! That would be pretty vague.. Oh well I tried.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:18 PM   #71
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Sadly there has been a lot of contractor scams going on in my are since we got hit with tornadoes last spring. People will flock to these areas offering to fix roofs, get your money and leave. It is has that people will take advantage of those in need. Don't let this happen to you!
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Sadly there has been a lot of contractor scams going on in my are since we got hit with tornadoes last spring. People will flock to these areas offering to fix roofs, get your money and leave. It is has that people will take advantage of those in need. Don't let this happen to you!
I heard about that happening after Katrina and after hurricanes in Florida. It's a shame that there are people like that.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:43 AM   #73
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Got this IMPORTANT email today . Another scam. By clicking on the links it would probably load a virus on my computer.



Virus Notification


A DGTFX Virus has been detected in your sbc_lobal .net folders. Your email account has to be upgraded to our new Secured DGTFX anti-virus 2011 version to prevent damages to our web mail log and your important files. Click your reply tab, Fill the columns below and send back to us or your email account will be terminated to avoid spread of the virus.

Email:
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Password:

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Director of xxxlinkxxx Technical Team. Note that your password will be encrypted with 1024-bit RSA keys for your password safety.


All xxxlinkxxx User Should Reply Now !!


Thank you for your co-operation.


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Warning Code :ID67565434



I wish the people who send these things out would get a real job. This isn't the 1st time they've sent this to me. And even at that, I took it serious the first time I read it because I was having trouble with my email acct last night.

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Old 02-21-2012, 06:31 PM   #74
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Hmm. They sent me another one today. It's the same, except for....

"Your email account has to be upgraded to our new Secured DGTFX anti-virus 2012 version..."

The new 2012 version. Maybe tomorrow they'll offer the 2013 version.
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I received one this week misrepresenting ATT and my alleged phone bill for $201.42 please sign in to your account to take care of the billing error.

Looked so very real!

But I don't have an account with ATT.

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